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Bumblin’ Crude

Still not feeling good but there’s always time to mock the crappiest political party in America (via Politico – Sorry!)

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) delivered a speech next to a giant photo of Pelosi, with the words “I am trying to save the planet” underneath, tweaking the speaker for a comment she made in an interview with Politico.

By refusing to hold a vote on domestic drilling because of environmental concerns, King said Pelosi has decided that “saving the planet is worth more than saving the Homo sapiens.”

Scary stupid.

What I intend to do with the oil is not the issue…

But wait, it gets better!

Rep. Donald A. Manzullo (R-Ill.), one of the stars of Friday’s session, launched into a long soliloquy on John Quincy Adams, likening his fight against slavery to the controversy over an offshore drilling vote.

Just plain fucking stupid. And Manzullo is a co-sponsor of HR 2060. A bill that means the difference between life becoming a bottomless pool of liquid dog feces and merely a very deep pool of the same. Unless you’re the sort of mindless drone that doesn’t like music.

Anyway, here’s Pelosi:

Pelosi on Sunday dismissed the GOP floor protests as “the war dance of the handmaidens of the oil companies,”

Yeowch. Careful Madame Speaker, you keep spanking them like that they’ll follow you home.

Going to swig generic Nyquil straight from the bottle now.

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Introducing the GMC Flop Sweat

Strange and frankly inappropriate shit makes me laugh, so I got a chuckle out of this example of everything that has been wrong with the U.S. auto industry since about March of 1949 (via The Financial Times):

General Motors rolled out fresh incentives on Monday in an attempt to staunch plummeting sales of gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles, pick-up trucks and other slow-selling models.

The Detroit-based carmaker said it would offer interest-free financing for up to six years – an unusually long period for such promotions – on vehicles such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, the big Hummer and the Chevrolet Silverado pick-up [This nifty tool provides a wee hint as to why sales are sluggish -ed].

Hey, yeah! Because if people don’t want something, the thing to do is sweeten the deal on the something they don’t want. Because … um. Well look, you don’t want to buy a foreign car, do ya? And uh … the price of gas can’t keep going up forever, can it?

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It looks like you’re trying to dust Georgia, would you like help?

Get help with dusting Georgia.

Just dust Georgia without help.

I kid, I joke (via The Washington Post):

A nuclear power plant in Georgia was recently forced into an emergency shutdown for 48 hours after a software update was installed on a single computer.

Never a dull moment, really.

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When you go from this:
1957 Chrysler 300.


61 300-G

To (bluurg) this:

Chrysisler 300 2005

Above: 2005 Chrysisler “300”‡

Then you must be prepared when the Gods of Automobiles start to beat you like a drum (via The New York Times): Continue reading

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